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  1. M

    Ahoy there! As a former submariner I'm used to working in confined spaces but has anyone successfully fitted 10mm cable, 45A switch, 1gang backbox!

    Switch will be in stud wall; cable currently running horizontally....looks like I may need to pull some slack through to run cables through top and bottom of backbox...or strip back sheath and bring through back of plastic box using a 25mm grommet. The 45A switch wiil be in a kitchen for an...
  2. S

    Working before joining trade association (SELECT/NICEIC)

    I am currently employed full time with a medium sized contractor in glasgow, scotland and am aiming to go self employed at some point in the next year. However my 2 preferred trade associations want you to be trading 6 or 12 months before theyll sign you up. The question is how does that work...
  3. P

    Anyone worried about working at the moment?

    Hi all Just a quick one, maybe just to share my worries, I need to work to keep money coming in I’m mainly doing faults, outside work or empty property work. I’ve got 3 kids and a wife I need to think of both in terms of feeding them and keeping the rent going but also not to give them corona. I...
  4. D

    Australia I am a qualified electrician working in Scotland. 27 years old, how easy is it to come to Australia and start working as an electrician?

    Hi there my name is david. I am a qualified electrician working in scotland. Up to date and got my 18th edition regulations qualification also. I work in domestic. Done house bashing 1st fix and 2nd fix for years and now mainly do contracts new kitchens. bathrooms and maintenance. How easy is it...
  5. M

    Outdoor Receptacles not working

    Bought this house in August 2019. Home inspector noted that the outdoor receptacles are connected to the GFI in one of the bathrooms. Not ideal, but both were working at the time. Over the winter, I replaced every receptacle and light switch in my home. It is legal in my town for the home owner...
  6. V

    One side parking lights not working

    Hi! I'm new user on the forum and I own a MK3 Ford Focus estate(2013). Recently though my Focus developed a problem, which I have not yet found a solution to. I own a left hand drive car and my driver side parking lights (1 in front, 1 in the back on body and 1 on the tailgate) are not...
  7. Gavin John Hyde

    When will you start back working following the lockdown

    Lockdown has been extended and it is possible it will be partially lifted in a few weeks. Jury is out on whether electricians are key workers unless it's emergency work etc but that's another argument. If you are self employed then you can't avoid working forever. There are bills to pay and...
  8. M

    Solar iboost not working

    We have a solar iboost which was working fine then suddenly stopped. If you turn it off at the mains and then on again, it says low voltage and heats via solar initially with a high reading then this drops until zero and it states heating off. Amy ideas on what the problem could be? Thanks
  9. M

    I have a lamona hja2450 this morning the lights on the hob fan blew, I have changed the bulbs and no look, the extractor fan is still working fine

    Does anybody no what else I can do to help rectify the lighting issues. I have tried moving the contacts for the bulbs but no joy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  10. P

    Dual socket not working.

    Good Afternoon all, was after a bit of advice. I have a dual wall socket that doesn't seem to work. It was originally used to power a kettle and toaster but has stopped working over the last week or so. I have tried the kettle and toaster on a different socket and they work fine so have had a...
  11. C

    working with fused connection unit

    Hello all, I would appreciate some advice on safely working with wires downstream of a fused connection unit (FCU). Some background: An electrician added some lighting in my loft. It appears that he tapped off of the smoke alarm circuit (since the lights go out if I isolate the breaker in...
  12. L

    TV Remote stopped working

    Hi, some days ago my TV remote (Toshiba) stopped working magically. If I'm looking through the camera of The Phone, I can see the IR sensor flashing constantly, WITHOUT pushing any Buttton. I soldered a different IR Led and condenser but it still constantly flashes. I don't know what I could do...
  13. P

    Emergency light checks - Essential work?

    I have cancelled all my jobs, but I conduct monthly light checks on blocks of flats, so I am planning on still doing them because I don't have to be inside peoples homes or near them (at least 2 metre separation). Would others also consider emergency light checks to be essential works?
  14. bigspark17

    Stroma take on working during covid 19

    I know there are alot of threads on the corona virus but this is an email i received from stroma, it might help some of you decide about your personal work situations
  15. P

    I am an electrician who is on the CIS scheme. I’ve been working for the same company for 20 years but am still classed as self employed.

    I’m part of the CIS scheme. Like many builders we are employed by everything but name (we are self employed). I’ve been working for the same company for over 20 years ( a very good company), they deduct tax from me at source. Today they took the very understandable decision to suspend all work...
  16. happyhippydad

    Working at height?

    I have a tripping RCD in a church. The faulty circuit supplies 5 x spotlights which are on the inside walls of the church. They are as high as trying to reach above a first story window in a house so perhaps 5m above ground. I will eliminate all other possible faulty parts (switches etc) before...
  17. telectrix

    Oven not working

    just had this emailed to me from a customer. hopeful, that there's some slack on the cables. looks like som there top of pic. but i bet the damaged one is tight. might need to shift the whole thing a couple of inches.
  18. K

    Wall socket not working

    Hi all, I am new here. I recently moved to a new shop, all sockets work except one. I tried to unscrew the plate cover and noticed 4 wires. 2 red and 2 black, I am not sure what to do here and why are there 4 wires and not 3? Also do you think I should take it apart and see whats wrong? or...
  19. R

    wall sockets not working

    Please help.. last week the wall socket on my fridge stopped working and the electricians said they could not find where the circuit was connected to so they would have to come back another time.. today i woke up and all of the wall sockets had stopped working. I live in a one room studio. Only...
  20. N

    Panel builder suppliers

    do panel builders need previous experience with manufacturer’s or is it ok to hire them
  21. Y

    UK Working out Consumer Unit

    Hi All, first time poster here in a muddle. I've got a mobile unit that's currently being wired up and I'm struggling to work out which consumer unit to use. Ideally the smaller the better as it's technically mobile, I would like to be able to use an industrial 3 pin plugin on it. I believe...
  22. D

    nissan figaro window not working

    hi i got problem with driver side window switch relay tested an is ok but still not working properly when the engine running will drop window down but lift up the need disconnect relay put back and window going up When the engine is off and ignition on you can drop and lift up. relay model amp...
  23. R

    Ireland solar Iboost not working

    hi, i have the new solar Iboost, but there is a problem with it, when I turn it on it takes electricity, but it sais water off. I brought it to my neighbours and the same thing happens, blue light keeps beeping. what could be the problem with it ? Thanks
  24. B

    Working in nederlands

    JIB gold card holder Looking for a start in holland.any advice/numbers much appretiated,including qualifications i may need.cheers
  25. F

    USA Appliances not working

    all of my 20 amp breakers are working fine. But my only double pole breakers are the water heater and a wall heater. Neither of those are working. One leg was getting 120v and the other 80v so I replaced the panel inside the home. Now one leg is 118v and the other is 115v but still the hot water...
  26. BruceBanner

    working at height.

    Hello all. just a rant really, survey a job at an old chapel, rewiring due to ---- poor ir, old vr & splitting power & light to a replacement rcbo sub main agreed, quote agreed & massively highlighted on bottom that scaffold tower at 5-6 meters required but not costed as foot note &...
  27. i=p/u

    Canada Working in Canada

    Hi, would love to go to Canada and work as electrician. I've only started reading about and was wondering can anyone point me in right direction as they have already been there. #canada #express entry
  28. K

    Masthead amplifier stopped working

    I have a masthead amplifier that uses an Antiference PS12F power supply. Recently I had an electrician round to do some work, and he had to throw some of the switches on the fuse box to find the mains plug that he was working on. Since then, I have had no TV signal and the Antiference power...
  29. B

    Under-counter halogen lights not working

    Hi, I replaced the transformer for a set of 3 under-counter halogen lights and now they work perfectly. However, when I changed the transformer for another of the exact same set of lights, the lights still don't work. I've tried 2 transformers and I've made sure that they are the right ones for...
  30. L

    shower not working

    Shower not working after new consumer unit fitted. It's not the shower or isolator switch that is at fault. Source URL: DIY Electrical Forum -
  31. M

    UK Xpelair DX100WT

    Hi Guys. I have a seized Xpelair DX100WT. Looking on the internet I cannot find any reference to that model. Does anybody know of a suitable plugin replacement?
  32. U

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Working without Certificate ? (Need Information)

    Hi dear friends, Firstly sorry my english skill if it's bad:) I've a special condition and need some more information. I've a company in my country (registered sub-contractor of GE, ABB, etc.) and provide automation engineering for high and medium voltage systems. But for some reasons I moved...
  33. D

    Light switch popped and stopped working ( DIY )

    Hi, I replaced my old light switch to the smart light switch today. After the job is done it worked perfectly until the new light switch sparked when one of the cable tightening screws touched the metal housing and circuit breaker tripped. I lifted up the circuit breaker, all lights come back...
  34. K

    Help, half of receptacle not working

    Hello, I have a question regarding half of my outlet not working. First off it is not a switched outlet, it is a single outlet circuit providing power for the Central AC Unit. It is #10 Aluminum with a 20amp breaker. Using a circuit tester both plugs on the outlet are showing as wired correctly...
  35. N

    Commercial Metal Halide still not working after control gear replacement

    So I've got incoming mains splitting (forking) off into 3 light fittings. They are HID metal halide lamps. The middle one (thats not working) is 70W, and the other 2 are 150W. I've replaced the control gear and bulb. It still just flickers blue and doesnt actaully start. It also buzzes at the...
  36. John Matrix

    The Working Away question

    Hi lads. Just wanted to talk about working away. Today we have been asked how we feel about it. Where I work don’t really work away and I haven’t had to yet. But up until I joined 2 years ago I spent 17 years on and off, on more than off away from home. It has been suggested that we may be layed...
  37. littlespark

    Lights not working in fridge freezer

    My sister in law has a Zanussi intelli set fridge freezer... I can’t see the model number. No sticker inside, and I’m not moving it to look behind. She changed the lamps herself, but the lights still don’t come on when the door is opened. I’ve had a quick look, but I don’t see a switch around...
  38. R

    Maglock not working properly

    Hi, I have just wired a maglock/intercom/phone door security system, but for some reason, the door magnet only locks when the unlock button is pressed on the intercom phone. That is to say, it's working the opposite way to how it should be working. As far as I can see, I've checked and double...
  39. B

    Lights not working

    Hi I changed out a light fixture. The breaker box was unmarked so I had to flip a few before finding the correct one. After I was done lights in another part of the house aren’t working. All the breakers are in the on position. There is one gfci breaker that I reset. I’m lost on why some...
  40. S

    New Extractor Fans Not Working - Wiring?

    Hi we have just had two new extractor fans installed, one in the bathroom, one in the toilet, I am sure they are correctly wired, however the run on timers are not working, just goes on and off with the light, the toilet one is not working at all :( I have tried switching the wires for the...
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